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Essence and Toyota’s Future 15 Event

8/2/2017, noon | Updated on 8/2/2017, noon
Essence celebrated a new class of innovators, creators and risk takers at its Future 15 event.
Honorees in attendance included: Swivel founders Jihan Thompson and Jennifer Lambert; The Shade Room founder Angie Nwandu; artist Laolu Senbanjo, influencer Tanyka Renee Henry; actress Logan Browning (star of the Netflix hit series, Dear White People); and celeb stylist Ade Samuel.

Essence and Toyota’s Future 15 Event

Essence celebrated a new class of innovators, creators and risk takers at its Future 15 event.

During the invitation-only celebration, Essence spotlighted fifteen Black millennial disruptors who are creating a new definition for success from across a variety of genres including entertainment, fashion, tech, music, travel and more. Honorees in attendance included: Swivel founders Jihan Thompson and Jennifer Lambert; The Shade Room founder Angie Nwandu; artist Laolu Senbanjo, influencer Tanyka Renee Henry; actress Logan Browning (star of the Netflix hit series, Dear White People); and celeb stylist Ade Samuel. Future 15 was sponsored by Toyota. For a list of all honorees, visit Essence.com/Future15. (Photos, Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images.)